THE TRUTH AFFIRMED—FALSE DOCTRINE REFUTED
The Two-Edged Sword of the Word (Heb 4:12)
Act 19:8 “And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly
for the space of three months, disputing AND persuading the
things concerning the kingdom of God”
Php 1:7 “Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all,
because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my
bonds, and in the defence AND confirmation of the gospel, ye
all are partakers of my grace”
The prophets, Christ and the apostles confirmed the Truth with sound
doctrine from the Scriptures, while also refuting false teaching. Like the
workers in the days of Nehemiah, they built with one hand and held a weapon
in the other. The assembling of Israel by the two silver trumpets was for
worship and warfare (Num 10).
Infant Baptism or Adult Immersion
A Matter of Salvation
Mark 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but
he that believeth not shall be damned.
John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto (Nicodemus), Verily, verily, I
say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the
kingdom of God.
1Pet 3:20-21 The longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah,
while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls
were saved by water. The like figure whereunto even baptism doth
also now save us.
Christ: The Example
Luke 3:21-23 Now when all the people were baptized, it came to
pass, that Jesus also being baptized…And Jesus himself began to be
about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of
Joseph.
Baptism—Truth Affirmed
Requires hearing, receiving, confessing
Acts 2:37-41 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their
heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and
brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent,
and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for
the remission of sins…saying, Save yourselves from this untoward
generation…Then they that gladly received his word were baptized.
Matthew 3:5-6 Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea,
and all the region round about Jordan, And were baptized of him in
Jordan, confessing their sins.
Acts 22:16 And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and
wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.
Acts 8:12 But when they believed Philip preaching the things
concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they
were baptized, both men and women.
Baptism—Truth Affirmed
Never one example of Infants baptized
Acts 8:36-38 And as they went on their way, they came unto a
certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth
hinder me to be baptized? And Philip said, If thou believest with all
thine heart, thou mayest, And he answered and said, I believe that
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. And he commanded the chariot to
stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip
and the eunuch; and he baptized him.
Full immersion, never sprinkling
Matthew 3:16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up
straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened
unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and
lighting upon him
John 3:23 John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because
there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized.
Baptism—Truth Affirmed
Vital Principle of Baptism
Romans 6:3-6 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized
into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are
buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was
raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also
should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted
together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the
likeness of his resurrection…our old man is crucified with him, that
the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not
serve sin. (Eph 4:22-24; Mark 8:34)
Confessions of False Doctrine
“It is not by any means easy to prove the doctrine of Infant Baptism if
you are basing your argument on the Bible only, without any appeal to
tradition”—Catholic Book Enthusiasm, page 134 (Monsignor Knox)
Catholics, Lutherans, Methodists…etc. Majority of Christendom
Paid Clergy
Church Tradition or Bible Truth? Example of Christ & the Apostles
Acts 20:32-35 I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel,
Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my
necessities, and to them that were with me. I have shewed you all
things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to
remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more
blessed to give than to receive.
2 Thes. 3:7-10 For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for
we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you; Neither did we
eat any man's bread for nought; but wrought with labour and
travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of
you: Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an
ensample unto you to follow us. For even when we were with you,
this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither
should he eat.
Paid Clergy
Church Tradition or Bible Truth? Example of Christ & the Apostles
Acts 18:1-3 Paul departed from Athens, and came to Corinth; And
found a certain Jew named Aquila…And because he was of the
same craft, he abode with them, and wrought: for by their
occupation they were tentmakers. (2Cor 12:17-18)
1 Cor. 9:1-6, 15-18 Have we not power to lead about a sister, a
wife, as well as other apostles, and as the brethren of the Lord,
and Cephas? Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to forbear
working?… Nevertheless, we have not used this power; but suffer
all things, lest we should hinder the gospel of Christ…But I have
used none of these things: neither have I written these things, that
it should be so done unto me: for it were better for me to die, than
that any man should make my glorying void…What is my reward
then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel
of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.
Paid Clergy
Church Tradition or Bible Truth? Example of Christ & the Apostles
1 Peter 5:1-3 The elders which are among you I exhort…Feed the
flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not
by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;
Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to
the flock.
Titus 1:7-11 For a bishop (overseer) must be blameless, as the
steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine,
no striker, not given to filthy lucre…Holding fast the faithful word
as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine
both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers. For there are many
unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the
circumcision: Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole
houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's
sake. (Phi 4:15-17; 1Tim 3:1-12; 1Pet 5:1-3)
The Ecclesia or The Church
Church Tradition or Bible Truth? The Body of Believers
Acts 7:38 This is he, that was in the church (ekklesia) in the
wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina,
and with our fathers:
Philemon 1:1-2 Paul, a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and Timothy our
brother, unto Philemon our dearly beloved, and fellowlabourer,
And to our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellowsoldier, and
to the church in thy house:
1 Cor. 16:19 The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla
salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.
Col. 4:15 Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas,
and the church which is in his house.
Romans 16:5 Greet the church that is in their house. Salute my
wellbeloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ.
The Saints
Church Tradition or Bible Truth? Mortal or Immortal
Acts 9:32 And it came to pass, as Peter passed throughout all
quarters, he came down also to the saints which dwelt at Lydda.
Rom. 16:15 Salute Philologus, and Julia, Nereus, and his sister, and
Olympas, and all the saints which are with them.
2 Cor 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and
Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth,
with all the saints which are in all Achaia:
Eph 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the
saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:
Phil 1:1 Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the
saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and
deacons:
Catholic Clergy are now determining sainthood for the past pope
Women Preachers
Church Tradition or Bible Truth? A Modern Convenience
1 Cor. 14:34-35 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it
is not permitted unto them to speak…And if they will learn any
thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for
women to speak in the church.
1 Tim. 2:11-13 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the
man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
“There are certain truths which Christ and the Apostles taught which
are not recorded in the Scriptures, but which are embodied in the life,
practice and ministry of the Church in her written and unwritten
traditions, which supplement the Biblical record.”—Catholic Book
Faith of Millions, page 186 (J. O’Brien)
Matt. 15:8-9 In vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the
commandments of men
THE TRUTH AFFIRMED—The Gospel: What Is It?
Essential For Salvation
Mark 16:15-16 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world,
and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is
baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
Rom 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the
power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the
Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Must be Defined and Understood
Gal 1:9 If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye
have received, let him be accursed.
Mark 1:14 Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into
Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God
Mat 4:23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their
synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom
The Gospel: Pertains to the Kingdom Of God
Luke 9:2-6 And (Jesus) sent them to preach the kingdom of God,
and to heal the sick...And (the disciples) departed, and went
through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every where.
Mat 24:14 This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the
world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
Acts 1:3 To whom also (Jesus) showed himself alive after his
passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days,
and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:
Acts 8:12 But when they believed Philip preaching the things
concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they
were baptized, both men and women.
Acts 19:8 And (Paul) went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for
the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things
concerning the kingdom of God. (Acts 20:24-25)
The Gospel of the Kingdom Of God
Acts 28:30-31 Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house,
and received all that came in unto him, Preaching the kingdom of
God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ
Gospel of the Kingdom Connected With Abraham
Gal 3:6-9 They which are of faith, the same are the children of
Abraham. And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the
heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham,
saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. So then they which be
of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.
Gen 12:1-3 The LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy
country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a
land that I will show thee: And (1) I will make of thee a great
nation, and (2) I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and
thou shalt be a blessing: And (3) I will bless them that bless thee,
and curse him that curseth thee: (4) and in thee shall all families of
the earth be blessed
Gospel: Two Key Elements of Abrahamic Covenant
1. “I will make of thee a great nation”—A NATIONAL PROMISE
2. “In thee shall all families of the earth be blessed”—INTERNATIONAL
PROMISE
INTERNATIONAL PROMISE—
Gen 17:4-7 As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou
shalt be a father of many nations. Neither shall thy name any more
be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of
many nations have I made thee. And I will make thee exceeding
fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out
of thee
Gal 3:26-29 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ
have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither
bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one
in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed,
and heirs according to the promise.
INTERNATIONAL PROMISE—
Rom 4:13-17 For the promise, that he should be the heir of the
world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but
through the righteousness of faith. For if they which are of the law
be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect
…Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the
promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of
the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is
the father of us all, As it is written, I have made thee a father of
many nations.
Rom 4:20-24 (Abraham) being fully persuaded that, what he had
promised, he was able also to perform. And therefore it was
imputed to him for righteousness. Now it was not written for
(Abraham’s) sake alone, that it was imputed to him; But for us
also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised
up Jesus our Lord from the dead.
INTERNATIONAL PROMISE—Gentiles
Gal 3:6-9 Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same
are the children of Abraham. And the scripture, foreseeing that
God would justify the Gentiles through faith, preached before the
gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.
So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.
Gal 3:13-14 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law,
being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that
hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on
the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the
promise of the Spirit through faith.
The Israel of God
Gal 6:15-16 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision (Jew) availeth
any thing, nor uncircumcision (Gentile), but a new creature. And as
many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy,
and upon the Israel of God.
INTERNATIONAL PROMISE—Jew And Gentile
Rom 2:28-29 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is
that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew,
which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the
spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
Rom 9:6-8 Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect.
For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel (after the flesh):
Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham (after the flesh),
are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called. That is,
They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children
of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.
Jew and Gentile: Both the Israel of God
Gal 6:15-16 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision (Jew) availeth
any thing, nor uncircumcision (Gentile), but a new creature. And as
many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy,
and upon the Israel of God.
INTERNATIONAL PROMISE—Fellowcitizens
Eph 2:11-19 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past
Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which
is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; That at that
time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth
of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no
hope, and without God in the world: But now in Christ Jesus ye
who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of
Christ...And came and preached peace to you which were afar off,
and to them that were nigh. For through him we both have access
by one Spirit unto the Father. Now therefore ye are no more
strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of
the household of God.
Mat 3:9 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham
to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to
raise up children unto Abraham.
Mat 1:1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of
David, the son of Abraham.
God’s Covenant With David—The Royal Throne
2 Sam 7:12-16 And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep
with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall
proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom. He
shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of
his kingdom for ever. I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If
he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and
with the stripes of the children of men: But my mercy shall not
depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away
before thee. And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established
for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever.
2Sam. 7:19—“thou hast spoken of thy servant’s house for a great
while to come”
DAVIDIC COVENANT—
Luke 1:30-33 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou
hast found favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in
thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He
shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the
Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he
shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom
there shall be no end.
Acts 2:29-30 Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of
the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his
sepulchre is with us unto this day. Therefore being a prophet, and
knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit
of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on
his throne.
Psa 132:11 The LORD hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not
turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.
DAVIDIC COVENANT—
Acts 13:22-23 And when he had removed (Saul), he raised up unto
them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and
said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own
heart, which shall fulfill all my will. Of this man's seed hath God
according to his promise raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus:
Psa 89:3-4, 34-36 I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have
sworn unto David my servant, Thy seed will I establish for ever, and
build up thy throne to all generations...My covenant will I not
break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.
KINGDOM OF ISRAEL
Luke 22:16-19, 28-30 For I say unto you, I will not any more eat
thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God…And I appoint
unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me; That ye
may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones
judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
KINGDOM OF GOD—KINGDOM OF ISRAEL
Acts 1:3-7 To whom also he showed himself alive after his passion
by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and
speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God...When
they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying,
Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?
1 Chr 28:4-5 Howbeit the LORD God of Israel chose me before all
the house of my father to be king over Israel for ever: for he hath
chosen Judah to be the ruler; and of the house of Judah, the house
of my father; and among the sons of my father he liked me to make
me king over all Israel: And of all my sons, for the LORD hath given
me many sons, he hath chosen Solomon my son to sit upon the
throne of the kingdom of the LORD over Israel.
2 Chr 13:8 And now ye think to withstand the kingdom of the
LORD in the hand of the sons of David;
KINGDOM OF GOD—KINGDOM OF ISRAEL
1 Chr 29:23 Then Solomon sat on the throne of the LORD as king
instead of David his father, and prospered; and all Israel obeyed
him.
2 Chr 9:8 Blessed be the LORD thy God, which delighted in thee to
set thee on his throne, to be king for the LORD thy God: because
thy God loved Israel, to establish them for ever, therefore made he
thee king over them, to do judgment and justice.
Ezek 21:25-27 And thou, profane wicked prince of Israel, whose
day is come, when iniquity shall have an end, Thus saith the Lord
GOD; Remove the diadem, and take off the crown: this shall not be
the same: exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high. I will
overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he
come whose right it is; and I will give it him.
Kingdom of God Ceased when Zedekiah was removed from throne
JERUSALEM TRODDEN DOWN—
Mat 21:42-43 Jesus saith unto them…The kingdom of God shall be
taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits
thereof.
Luke 21:24-28 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and
shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be
trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be
fulfilled. And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and
in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with
perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring (ie. political symbols);
Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those
things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven
shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in
a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin
to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your
redemption draweth nigh.
JERUSALEM TRODDEN DOWN—
Rom 11:25-27 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be
ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own
conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the
fulness of the Gentiles be come in. And so all Israel shall be saved:
as it is written, There shall come out of Zion the Deliverer, and shall
turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this is my covenant unto
them, when I shall take away their sins.
Acts 15:14-16 Simeon (Peter) hath declared how God at the first
did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.
And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written, After
this I will RETURN, and will build again the tabernacle of David,
which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I
will set it up
We are now in the Times of Gentiles. When this current period is
over, the Kingdom of Israel/God will be restored.
JERUSALEM CITY OF GREAT KING—
Jer 3:17-18 At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the
LORD; and all the nations shall be gathered unto it, to the name of
the LORD, to Jerusalem: neither shall they walk any more after the
imagination of their evil heart. In those days the house of Judah
shall walk with the house of Israel, and they shall come together
out of the land of the north to the land that I have given for an
inheritance unto your fathers.
Zec 8:1-3 Again the word of the LORD of hosts came to me, saying,
Thus saith the LORD of hosts; I was jealous for Zion with great
jealousy, and I was jealous for her with great fury. Thus saith the
LORD; I am returned unto Zion, and will dwell in the midst of
Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth; and the
mountain of the LORD of hosts the holy mountain.
God has not been diverted from His Plan regarding the Kingdom.
THE KINGDOM RESTORED—
Mat 19:28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye
which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man
shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve
thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
Isa 2:1-4 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the
mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the
mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations
shall flow unto it. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and
let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God
of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his
paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the
LORD from Jerusalem. And he shall judge among the nations, and
shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into
plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not
lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
SAINTS TO INHERIT THE KINGDOM
Dan 2:44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven
set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the
kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in
pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
THE JEWS RESTORED
Zec 8:20-23 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; It shall yet come to pass,
that there shall come people, and the inhabitants of many cities:
And the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, Let us
go speedily to pray before the LORD, and to seek the LORD of hosts:
I will go also. Yea, many people and strong nations shall come to
seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the LORD.
Thus saith the LORD of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass,
that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations,
even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will
go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.
ISRAEL RESTORED
Rom 11:25-28 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be
ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own
conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the
fulness of the Gentiles be come in. And so all Israel shall be saved:
as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall
turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this is my covenant unto
them, when I shall take away their sins. AS CONCERNING THE GOSPEL,
they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they
are beloved for the fathers' sakes.
• “I will make of thee a great nation”—A NATIONAL PROMISE
NATIONAL PROMISE—
Gen 12:1-3 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of
thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house,
unto a land that I will show thee: And I will make of thee a great
nation…
Natural Seed of Abraham
God is not finished with Natural Israel
ISRAEL: GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE ABOVE ALL NATIONS
Deu 7:6 For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the
LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself,
above all people that are upon the face of the earth.
Exo 19:5-6 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and
keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me
above all people: for all the earth is mine: And ye shall be unto me
a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words
which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.
Deu 14:2 For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and
the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself,
above all the nations that are upon the earth.
(Deu 26:18-19)
Natural Seed of Abraham
ISRAEL: CHOSEN BECAUSE OF GOD’S COVENANT WITH ABRAHAM
Deu 7:7-8 The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you,
because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the
fewest of all people: But because the LORD loved you, and because
he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers,
hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed
you out of the house of bondmen
Deu 10:14-16 Only the LORD had a delight in thy fathers to love
them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all
people, as it is this day.
Rom 11:25-28 Blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the
fulness of the Gentiles be come in. And so all Israel shall be saved:
as it is written…concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your
sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the
fathers' sakes.
Natural Seed of Abraham
ISRAEL: NOT FORGOTTEN EVEN IN CURRENT STATE OF REBELLION
Lev 26:41-45 And that I also have walked contrary unto them, and
have brought them into the land of their enemies; if then their
uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then accept of the
punishment of their iniquity: Then will I remember my covenant
with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant
with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land…And
yet for all that, when they be in the land of their enemies, I will not
cast them away, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly,
and to break my covenant with them: for I am the LORD their God.
But I will for their sakes remember the covenant of their ancestors,
whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the
heathen, that I might be their God: I am the LORD.
Rom 11:1 I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid.
Natural Seed of Abraham
ISRAEL: NOT FORGOTTEN EVEN IN CURRENT STATE OF REBELLION
2 Kin 13:22-23 But Hazael king of Syria oppressed Israel all the
days of Jehoahaz. And the LORD was gracious unto them, and had
compassion on them, and had respect unto them, because of his
covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy
them, neither cast he them from his presence as yet.
ISRAEL: SCATTERED BECAUSE OF DISOBEDIENCE
Deu 4:25-27 When thou shalt beget children, and children's
children, and ye shall have remained long in the land, and shall
corrupt yourselves, and make a graven image, or the likeness of
any thing…ye shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto
ye go over Jordan to possess it; ye shall not prolong your days upon
it, but shall utterly be destroyed. And the LORD shall scatter you
among the nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the
heathen, whither the LORD shall lead you.
Natural Seed of Abraham
ISRAEL: SCATTERED BECAUSE OF DISOBEDIENCE
Deu 28:58-66 If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this
law that are written in this book…ye shall be left few in number,
whereas ye were as the stars of heaven for multitude; because
thou wouldest not obey the voice of the LORD thy God. And it shall
come to pass, that as the LORD rejoiced over you to do you good,
and to multiply you; so the LORD will rejoice over you to destroy
you, and to bring you to nought; and ye shall be plucked from off
the land whither thou goest to possess it. And the LORD shall
scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even
unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which
neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone.
And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the
sole of thy foot have rest…And thy life shall hang in doubt before
thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none
assurance of thy life: (Zec 7:11-14; Deu. 29:28; Luke 19:43-44)
Natural Seed of Abraham
ISRAEL: PROMISED TO BE RESTORED
Jer 30:10-11 Therefore fear thou not, O my servant Jacob, saith the
LORD; neither be dismayed, O Israel: for, lo, I will save thee from
afar, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall
return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make him
afraid. For I am with thee, saith the LORD, to save thee: though I
make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered thee, yet will
I not make a full end of thee: but I will correct thee in measure, and
will not leave thee altogether unpunished.
Jer 32:37-38 Behold, I will gather them out of all countries,
whither I have driven them in mine anger, and in my fury, and in
great wrath; and I will bring them again unto this place, and I will
cause them to dwell safely: And they shall be my people, and I will
be their God:
Natural Seed of Abraham
ISRAEL: THE KING AND KINGDOM RESTORED
Ezek 37:21-22 And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD;
Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen,
whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and
bring them into their own land: And I will make them one nation in
the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king
to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall
they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all:
Jer 23:3-6 And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all
countries whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to
their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase. And I will set up
shepherds over them which shall feed them…I will raise unto David
a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall
execute judgment and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall
be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name
whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
Natural Seed of Abraham
ISRAEL: CONVERTED GIVEN THE NEW COVENANT
Jer 33:7-9 And I will cause the captivity of Judah and the captivity
of Israel to return, and will build them, as at the first. And I will
cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby they have sinned
against me; and I will pardon all their iniquities, whereby they have
sinned, and whereby they have transgressed against me.
Ezek 36:25-36 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye
shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I
cleanse you. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I
put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your
flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit
within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep
my judgments, and do them. And ye shall dwell in the land that I
gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your
God
Natural Seed of Abraham
ISRAEL: RESTORED AND EXALTED
Rom 11:2 God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew
Rom 11:11 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall?
God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the
Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy.
Rom 11:12 Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and
the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more
their fulness?
Rom 11:15 For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of
the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the
dead?
Rom 11:17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou,
being a wild olive tree, wert grafted in among them, and with them
partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;
Rom 11:23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be
grafted in: for God is able to graft them in again.
ISRAEL: Proof Of Yahweh’s Existence
GOD’S WITNESS TO ALL MANKIND
PROPHECY: Wisdom & Power
John 13:18 “I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but
that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me
hath lifted up his heel against me. Now I tell you before it come,
that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he.”
John 14:28 “Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and
come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I
said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I. And now I
have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass,
ye might believe.”
Isa. 41:8-11 “But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have
chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend. Thou whom I have taken
from the ends of the earth, and called thee from the chief men
thereof, and said unto thee, Thou art my servant; I have chosen
thee, and not cast thee away…”
Isa 41:21-24 “Produce your cause, saith the LORD; bring forth your
strong reasons (RSV “proofs”), saith the King of Jacob. Let them
bring them forth, and shew us what shall happen: let them shew
the former things, what they be, that we may consider them, and
know the latter end of them; or declare us things for to come. Shew
the things that are to come hereafter, that we may know that ye
are gods: yea, do good, or do evil, that we may be dismayed, and
behold it together. Behold, ye are of nothing, and your work of
nought: an abomination is he that chooseth you”
Isa. 42:8-9 “I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not
give to another, neither my praise to graven images. Behold, the
former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before
they spring forth I tell you of them.”
Isa. 42:23-24 “Who among you will give ear to this? who will
hearken and hear for the time to come? Who gave Jacob for a
spoil, and Israel to the robbers? did not the LORD, he against whom
we have sinned? for they would not walk in his ways, neither were
they obedient unto his law.”
Isa. 43:9-13 “Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the
people be assembled: who among them can declare this, and shew
us former things? let them bring forth their witnesses, that they
may be justified (NIV “to prove they are right”): or let them hear,
and say, It is truth (NIV “so that others may hear and say, ‘It is
true’”). Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom
I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand
that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall
there be after me. I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is
no saviour. I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed,
when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my
witnesses, saith the LORD, that I am God. Yea, before the day was I
am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will
work, and who shall let it? (‘who can stop it’)”
Isa. 44:1-2 “Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant; and Israel, whom I
have chosen: Thus saith the LORD that made thee, and formed
thee from the womb, which will help thee; Fear not, O Jacob, my
servant; and thou, Jesurun, whom I have chosen…”
Isa. 44:6-7 “Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his
redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and
beside me there is no God. And who, as I, shall call, and shall
declare it, and set it in order for me, since I appointed the (NIV
“my”) ancient people? and the things that are coming, and shall
come, let them shew unto them (NIV “what is yet to come”). Fear
ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and
have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside
me? yea, there is no God; I know not any. They that make a graven
image are all of them vanity; and their delectable things shall not
profit; and they are their own witnesses.”
Isa. 45:17-19 “But Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an
everlasting salvation…I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place
of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I
the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.”
Isa. 46:11-13 “I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have
purposed it, I will also do it. Hearken unto me, ye stouthearted,
that are far from righteousness: I bring near my righteousness; it
shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not tarry: and I will place
salvation in Zion for Israel my glory.”
ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA, “MILLENNIUM”—“Faith in the nearness of
Christ’s second advent and the establishment of his reign of glory
on earth was undoubtedly a strong point of the primitive Christian
church. Augustine was the first who ventured to teach that the
Catholic Church, in its empirical form, was the Kingdom of Christ,
that the millennial kingdom had commenced with the appearing of
Christ, and was therefore an accomplished fact.”
• Catholic, Church of Christ, Methodists, Lutherans…etc.
Act 28:20 “For this cause therefore have I called for you, to see
you, and to speak with you: because that for the hope of Israel I am
bound with this chain”
WILLIAM TYNDALE—
“He hath sworn, He is true, He will fulfill the promises that he
made to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. This is written for our
learning; for thereby He is a true God, and is our God as well as
theirs, His promises are with us, as well as with them.”
• Tyndale was killed at the hands of Catholic Authorities for
translating the Bible in English, to be read by the common man.
READ: Art. 22 of the 1660 Baptists Confession of Faith—
• Proclaims the Kingdom of God Upon earth
• Proclaims Christ upon David’s Throne
• Proclaims The Thousand-Year Reign
• Proclaims Jerusalem as the metropolitan city of the Kingdom
Rev 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great
voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become
the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for
ever and ever.
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